July 1999 Issue

Corporate Air

Self-piloted business fliers have a lot of flexibility, but the challenges are great, too

General aviation airplanes are great business tools that improve our efficiency by allowing us to do more work that is productive in the same total time. However, a self-piloted businessperson Ė primarily an instrument-rated private or commercial pilot who flies him/herself in a high performance single or light twin on business trips Ė can end up in trouble if they donít use that tool correctly.

Perhaps the most common problem experienced by the self-piloted business flier is fatigue. The flexibility of the GA airplane tempts them into scheduling themselves into situations in which they cannot get adequate rest before flying.

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